Social Impact Director - London
Goodwall (goodwall.io) is a mobile-first platform connecting Gen Z (16-26-year-olds) to opportunity. We leverage technology and an ecosystem of purpose-driven partners to empower youth on their journey through the world of education & work to reach their full potential and make society better.
Goodwall has a mission to level the playing field for youth globally and through its social enterprise model it serves over 2 million youth from 150+ countries. We help those who don’t go to branded educational institutions showcase their talent, connect to a supportive community, access free skill building opportunities and connect to jobs, internships and scholarships.
Goodwall is disrupting how youth access opportunity and are assessed on their potential. Our innovative approach has had us selected most recently as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Company in 2023, and recognition from various media including Fast Company, Forbes 30 under 30, CNN and others. Goodwall has become a strategic partner to Fortune 500s as well as governmental and IOGs such as the UN to make sure no youth is left behind.
Goodwall is a diverse multicultural team between Europe, Africa and Asia with operations in the US and LATAM. Goodwall is financially and strategically backed by leading investors. Goodwall has raised over $25M in funding from leading strategic and financial backers.
As a Social Enterprise, at Goodwall, our Social Impact strategy and our Business Development strategies are closely intertwined. We build partnerships with like-minded organizations able to provide value for youth and access to learning and earning opportunities through their resources, expertise, and networks. As Social Impact Director your primary mission will be to drive the growth of our business through impactful partnerships and revenue generated from social impact initiatives. Leveraging your deep understanding of the social impact space and ecosystem of partners, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our revenue targets and developing our programs and strategic positioning. Your proficiency in managing public-private partnerships and navigating the grants and tenders landscape will also be part of your success in this role. Some of your responsibilities will include::
Own and lead the Social Impact and Business Development strategy of the company, in collaboration with the rest of the team and in coordination with the Leadership Team
Leverage Goodwall’s and your personal network to strengthen and scale up existing partnerships and cultivate new relationships with key actors in the space.
Steering complex relationships with a range of partners, including Fortune 500 companies, foundations, governmental agencies, United Nations agencies and other organizations.
Use your knowledge of the sector and stakeholders to identify funding opportunities
Ensure that our relationships lead to successful proposals, grant applications, and commercial outcomes, fostering mutual benefits and shared values.
Lead the development and delivery of impactful presentations, effectively conveying our mission, offerings, and the potential for collaboration.
Develop and execute complex partnership proposals that highlight our value proposition, align with our mission, and resonate with potential partners.
Translate your understanding of the social impact landscape into innovative strategies that drive revenue growth.
Based on your expertise on impact measurement help drive the transformation of our MEL strategy
Contribute to growth and business strategy around the social impact revenue vertical
Evolve and develop new approaches to programs through collaborating cross functionally
Act as the primary point of contact, coordinating strategic partner engagements and internally liaising with internal teams to ensure successful execution.
A hands-on, organized leader who does not need layers above or below to deliver excellence with the following attributes:
10+ years of professional work experience in the design, development and implementation of large scale programs in the social impact sector (i.e. development aid, CSR, ESG, humanitarian, social enterprises, etc.). Experience in the sectors of youth upskilling, youth development and employment, digital skills, and informal learning are considered a plus
Track record of results in fundraising and creating large-scale partnerships with global organizations from private and public sectors.
Outstanding capacity to manage relationships, understanding diplomacy, priorities and needs of a number of different partners, adapting to the audience and facilitating relationships
Capacity to navigate the ways of working, mechanisms, and procedures of a wide range of partners, to facilitate decision-making and funding allocation and disbursement
Solid experience in managing directly and indirectly all the stages of business development and partnership creation from initial outreach to contract signature including development and negotiation of joint initiatives.
Experience leveraging multi-stakeholders partnerships and combining different sources of funding and funding mechanisms
Extensive experience in the development of all the material required to formalize partnerships and enable funding: deck presentations, proposal documents, detailed budgets, work plans, contracts and MoUs, tender/grant application, reporting, etc.
Entrepreneurial problem-solver with a data-driven growth mindset
Experience in using CRM, pipeline management and efficiency tools such as Salesforce, Notion, G Suite, etc
You thrive in communication and collaboration, easily working with partners from diverse international backgrounds to working cross-functionally internally.
Your ability to operate in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment allows you to adapt and deliver results under pressure.
Capacity to align with current procedures and systems, while constantly identifying room for improvements and developing tools and mechanisms to improve the work of the team
Ability to navigate autonomously complex environments, maintaining focus on immediate results, while contributing to the long-term strategy of the company
Experience in leading and managing teams, in a collaborative and participatory way background in social impact, NGOs, development agencies, UN, strategy consulting, CSR, edtech, or other relevant fields would be highly advantageous.
You are genuinely excited and aligned with our mission, demonstrating a strong commitment to making a positive social impact.
A mission you can be proud of and a meaningful fulfilling opportunity and responsibility to really impact the future of the next generation
Autonomy to manage your time and efforts to achieve your goals
A challenging, fast-moving environment working with an international team where change is constant and creativity is celebrated
A position with the potential to evolve as you acquire new skills, grow, influence, and take on new responsibilities
Competitive compensation and a flexible work environment with a great team